27 episodes

Introducing “Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers," a new podcast, hosted by David Lat and Lateral Link Senior Recruiter, Zach Sandberg, focused on the Biglaw lateral market. Each week, David and Zach will dissect some of the most significant recent lateral partner moves, discuss important trends in the legal market, and provide you with the news you need to know about the ever-changing ecosystem of the world’s largest law firms.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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Introducing “Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers," a new podcast, hosted by David Lat and Lateral Link Senior Recruiter, Zach Sandberg, focused on the Biglaw lateral market. Each week, David and Zach will dissect some of the most significant recent lateral partner moves, discuss important trends in the legal market, and provide you with the news you need to know about the ever-changing ecosystem of the world’s largest law firms.

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    Episode 27: Laura Zagar, Office Managing Partner, Perkins Coie

    Episode 27: Laura Zagar, Office Managing Partner, Perkins Coie

    This week on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, our hosts chat with Laura Zagar, an energy and environmental lawyer at Perkins Coie, where she serves as Office Managing Partner for San Francisco. Laura discusses trends in the energy- and environmental-law spaces and the trajectory of her own career, including how she entered energy law and how she took on the role of Office Managing Partner. She and our hosts then talk about what Biglaw is doing wrong when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion—and how it can do better—along with strategies that have worked for Perkins Coie. For their moves of the week, Zach stays in the energy space and discusses a notable hire by O'Melveny in D.C., while David highlights a white-collar addition by Weil Gotshal in New York. As always, be sure to rate, review & subscribe.

    • 36 min
    Episode 26: Christopher D. Ahn, Corporate Partner, Proskauer

    Episode 26: Christopher D. Ahn, Corporate Partner, Proskauer

    On this week's episode of Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, we are joined by Chris Ahn, Corporate Partner at Proskauer in Los Angeles. Chris chronicles his journey to making partner, his transition into serving as General Counsel for the esteemed fashion label James Perse, and his ultimate return to the partnership ranks at Proskauer. Chris also discusses what he believes the future will hold for corporate deal flow and why the team at Proskauer will remain a force to be reckoned with in the Los Angeles market. In keeping with tradition, Zach breaks down Loeb & Loeb's addition of Christopher Ott, a Cybersecurity and Privacy Litigation partner, to their D.C. office. Be sure to rate, review & subscribe!

    • 36 min
    Episode 25: Explaining The Various Law Firm Rankings

    Episode 25: Explaining The Various Law Firm Rankings

    If you're in the world of Biglaw, odds are you've come across various law firm rankings, including the Vault 100, Am Law 100, Global 100, Legal 500, and Chambers rankings. What are the differences between all these different rankings? What are their uses—and their limitations? How do firms move up or down on these lists? As an attorney, what should you consider when looking at these rankings? Our hosts explain all this and much more in this week's episode of Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers. Also, Zach breaks down a notable hire from the in-house world by Latham & Watkins, while David talks about a leading litigator jumping from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to King & Spalding. As always, please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 29 min
    Episode 24: Chief of Staff of Edelson PC, Kelsey McCann

    Episode 24: Chief of Staff of Edelson PC, Kelsey McCann

    On today's episode of Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, our hosts are joined by the Chief of Staff of Edelson PC, Kelsey McCann, to chat about the exciting world of high-stakes plaintiffs' work. Kelsey discusses Edelson's growth and success, what cases the firm is focusing on and their social impact, and why she thinks young lawyers are looking to join firms that are making a difference in the world. For their moves of the week, David discusses moves into and out of Gibson Dunn, while Zach highlights Perkins Coie adding to its EC/VC practice. As always, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 31 min
    Episode 23: The Lateral Partner Market

    Episode 23: The Lateral Partner Market

    When we hear the word "recession," typically some panic may kick in. But what does a potential recession mean for the lateral partner market? Gloria Sandrino, Lateral Link Managing Principal and Global Chair of Partner & Group Recruiting, joined our hosts to discuss how a recession might actually present opportunities to partners looking to lateral and to firms seeking new talent. Gloria talks about how firms should think about lateral hiring in relation to big-picture strategy, how firms are preparing for a potential recession by doubling down on office openings in smaller markets, and which practice areas firms are focusing on building in those markets. In keeping with tradition, our hosts—and Gloria—discuss recent office openings by Sidley Austin LLP and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. As always, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 36 min
    Episode 22: Justin Savage, Global Co-Leader of the Environmental Practice, Sidley Austin

    Episode 22: Justin Savage, Global Co-Leader of the Environmental Practice, Sidley Austin

    With the environment at the forefront of everyone's minds thanks to the recent SCOTUS decision on West Virginia v EPA, our hosts chat with Justin Savage, the global co-leader of the Environmental practice at Sidley Austin LLP. Join Justin and our hosts as they discuss what the decision means, how it will affect the way law firms advise their clients, and its implications for the ESG space. For their moves of the week, our hosts break down Ropes & Gray LLP's recent office opening in Los Angeles and a pair of notable lateral hires by Sidley Austin LLP, including one in Miami. Plenty to unpack. As always, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 32 min

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